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Associate Manager, Vineyard at Constellation Brands in Soledad, California

Posted in Management 11 days ago.

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Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

Job Description

Position Summary

To assist the Manager with assigned aspects of the day to day operations.


  • Demonstrate exceptional leadership by; modeling our Company values and behaviors and expecting others to do the same, aligning own and other's effort to the company’s strategic imperatives

  • To lead and work as part of a team and treat other staff with respect

  • Responsible as Key member to assure Lean initiative success

  • Responsible for Daily Data Labor entry in AG Code, on time reporting, accuracy & approval of all Labor reportable hours

  • Lead a culture of Health and Safety across the production department that strives beyond compliance and is proactive, embedded and understood

  • Drive leadership and people development within department through performance and talent management

  • Ensure we have engaged viticulture teams at all levels through effective recruitment and retention

  • Organize staff in daily work programs as requested by Manager supervisor.

  • Responsible for effective day to day use of resources.

  • Responsible for the creation and implementation of a schedule to monitor individual block performance and highlight issues.

  • Maintain a successful working relationship with FLC

  • Ensure activities are recorded daily, up to date and within prescribed programs as assigned.

  • Ensure the department’s labor utilization is maximized; people are trained and engaged, partner with manager to ensure coverage during peak and non-peak periods.

  • Implement viticultural plans and budgets. Assist with associated invoice control and record keeping

  • Coordinate/Assist in managing the spray program. This may include writing work orders, ensure adherence to spray intervals, scheduling equipment, purchasing materials, communicating with neighbors and winemakers regarding reentry intervals.

  • Provide analysis, reporting and adherence to EHS policy across the vineyards.

  • In Coordination with the Vineyard Director/Manager define Irrigation programs and ensure subsequent work orders prepared

  • Provide support to the vineyard management staff by ensuring they adhere to all regulatory record keeping requirements.

  • Execute assigned daily harvest responsibilities.

  • Ensure all HR and compliance programs are adhered to by yourself and staff under your supervision as instructed by your supervisor.

  • Comply with and actively ensure safety and quality working practices of yourself and any staff under your supervision in accordance with Constellations EH&S policies and procedures

  • Ensure CBI is a cost effective, quality producer by constantly evaluating viticultural processes and equipment, and seeking continuous improvement

  • Responsible for collection, analysis, and interpretation of viticulture data (i.e. phenology, vine health, stress, and pest/disease pressure)

  • Provide support when Vineyard Manager/Director is away from site

  • In association with Manager, manage staff under your control in a positive manner, providing feedback via the CBI appraisal process.

  • Provide support to the vineyard management staff by ensuring they adhere to all regulatory record keeping requirements.

  • Support and suggest implementation of best practices and refine existing process through application of Continuous Improvement principles

  • Lead and embed Continuous Improvement thinking throughout viticulture

  • Manage the department’s key business performance metrics and targets through effective and appropriate measurement, reporting and ongoing analysis

  • Maintain industry expertise and required licensing as needed

  • Implement property and machinery maintenance programs to maximize useful life of company assets

  • Any other duties as reasonably required

Minimum Qualifications

  • Horticultural/Viticulture degree and or Viticulture experience

  • 2-5 years’ of Viticulture experience

  • Must have good writing, math and computer skills

  • Proficient use of E Mail, Computer, Excel, Word, PowerPoint

  • Valid Driver’s License

  • QAL certified

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bilingual English/Spanish

  • Demonstrated history of effective people management

  • Exposure to effectively organizing and allocating staff and resources

Physical Requirements/Work Environment

  • Physical Requirements: The employee frequently is required to sit, talk or listen and drive long distances.  The employee is occasionally required to stand; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and taste or smell.  Frequent walking, including going up and down stairs and ladders, and bending are required. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. 
  • Work Environment: Working conditions in certain areas of the vineyard are wet, dusty, noisy and uneven ground.  Involves exposure to hazardous conditions.  Irregular shifts, including graveyard, and long hours may be required, particularly during harvest. 
  • Travel Required: Occasional


Soledad, California

Additional Locations

Job Type

Full time

Job Area

Operations and Production

Equal Opportunity

Constellation Brands is committed to a continuing program of equal employment opportunity. All persons have equal employment opportunities with Constellation Brands, regardless of their sex, race, color, age, religion, creed, sexual orientation, national origin or citizenship, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition (cancer or genetic characteristics), marital status, gender (including gender identity or gender expression), familial status, military or veteran status, genetic information, pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, or related conditions (or any other group or category within the framework of the applicable discrimination laws and regulations).